Archive for July, 2007

Bar Customers Panic as Flooding Threatens Ireland

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Flooding Bar

Yeah…right.

UK Pub Landlord Summonsed for Defying No Smoking Ban

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

[tag]Hamish Howitt[/tag] of the [tag]Happy Scots Bar[/tag] in Blackpool has been served seven separate summonses for failing to maintain a smoke-free pub.

Mr Howitt is due to appear before [tag]Blackpool[/tag] Magistrates’ Court on the 1st August. He has been against the ban as he considers it a breach of human rights, and refuses to “Shove his customers outside in the wind and the rain to allow them their right to smoke.”
He said: “I don’t incite smoking in my pub as our karaoke bar next-door is completely non-smoking. I’m not pro-smoking just pro-freedom. Having a pint and a cigarette in a pub is one of the last great enjoyments left for the working classes.”

I do not smoke, but I find it ridiculous paying customers should be pushed out onto the pavement to smoke when they are enjoying a drink in a pub.

I remember the days when a pub was an establishment where adult people went to indulge in compulsive behaviors along with other adult people also indulging in compulsive behaviors, and nobody interfered or batted an eyelid. It was left to the discretion of the landlord to decide how far his patron’s excesses should go, and customers would chose a favourite drinking hole accordingly.

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Guiness Beer Commercial

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

This is a really cool beer commercial from Guinness.

It amazes me how admen (and ladies) come up with the ideas for these fantastic ads- maybe drinking a large amount of Guinness gives you have a vivid imagination.
Oh No- forget that, I HAVE already tried it (I have a short memory), and large amounts of Guinness simply gives you a vivid feeling of nausea. Definately a case of ‘less is more’.

Famous Drinking Quotes

Friday, July 20th, 2007

I wish I was witty enough to make up some memorable quotes- but I am not so I have had to steal from others.
Anyway, not being famous wouldn’t give mine quite the same edge.

Famous Drinking Quotes by Famous People

“When I read about the evils of drinking I gave up reading.”
“My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.”
-Henry Youngman (1906-1988)

“Work is the curse of the drinking class.”
-Oscar Wilde (1889-1945)

“I’ve stopped drinking, but only while I’m asleep.”
-George Best (1946-2005-Used up two livers)
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Thirsty Swagman is at it Again!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

As a practice run before the kick-off of the World’s Biggest Pub Crawl in march, Australian tour company [tag]Thirsty Swagman[/tag] are gearing up for the world’s first 11 Day cross-country pub crawl through Europe in September.

The drinking and fun will begin in the beer tents of the world’s biggest beer festival, the [tag]Oktoberfest[/tag] in Munich.

After Munich, it’s on to the Austrian Alpine village of Maria Alm for three boozy nights. Then the party will stagger onto Prague, for a beerstop, before returning to Germany, where this time they will visit Dusseldorf’s [tag]Bolker Strasse[/tag], where they will drink in as many of the 300 bars in the area as they can manage.

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How to Deal with Difficult Customers

Monday, July 9th, 2007

This post is aimed mainly at [tag]female bartenders[/tag], as I don’t think males are treated in quite the same way as us when working behind a bar, however a male could also find it useful.
 
If you are a female who has been in the [tag]pub trade[/tag] for any amount of time, the following scenario will be familiar to you. It is the graveyard shift- maybe the middle of the afternoon and you are working alone. There are only two other customers in the bar, the door opens and a dishevelled bloke falls through it. He is quite drunk or even worse has been on something else- and it shows.
 
Now you put down the copy of Heat that you were really enjoying, and the realisation hits you- you are going to get shit if you serve him, and you are going to get shit if you don’t. (more…)

Pub Joke

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

A man walked into a pub with his dog.

The landlord said, “Sorry Sir, but no dogs allowed.”

Not wishing to leave, the man said “But, I’m blind… he’s my Guide Dog”.

The landlord looked doubtful and said, “But it’s a Yorkshire Terrier.”

The dog owner put on a look of amazement and said “You’re joking! They told me it was a very small labrador.”